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Perhaps you're on a counseling site because something is bothering you. Anxiety, relationships, young adult or mid-life transitions, concern about your own or family member's alcohol or drug use. Something you want: less stress, better relationships, peace. Our 24/7 world can cause otherwise successful people to get out of balance in their lives. I help professionals and couples get back on track. Good news: effective, quality counseling works. In a private boutique counseling office setting, together we’ll collaborate to get your life, work, or relationships working again. It's time to feel better. Help is here.


Counselor & Therapist

Chestnut Hill & Lower Gwynedd

Deb Owens, Licensed Counselor, Relationship Coach




Counseling or Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, well being, and future.

Compassionate. Results oriented. We’ll work together to help you reach your goals and find more peace and happiness.

Click links below for more info on each specialization:

MOOD: worrying, anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, CBT therapy

ADDICTION or misuse: alcohol, drugs, codependence, parents or partners concerned about a love one’s alcohol or drug use, adult children of alcoholics, aca counseling

•RELATIONSHIPS: individual counselor, marriage or couples therapist

TRANSITIONS: counseling for midlife, young adults

You can be confident that I’ll be with you to inspire, challenge, and encourage.

Let’s get you feeling better. Live the life you deserve.

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I get it. I’ve been there. It’s tough trying to figure out how to make a marriage or relationship work.

As your marriage counselor, I’ll help you to get unstuck from unhelpful patterns.

  • Trust or intimacy challenges
  • Tense over family, parenting, chores
  • Feel like roommates, drifting apart?
  • Relationship coaching or couples counseling helps  

Struggle is inevitable. A necessary part of every relationship. We can’t grow a strong and healthy marriage without challenges.

Don’t wait until it worsens. There is hope.

Through relationship or couples counseling you can discover tools to improve communication skills and connection. Get your relationship back on track.

With your commitment and right kind of effort together, your marriage can bounce back. Marriage counseling can help you be close and caring again.

Stop worrying about your marriage or relationship. Through individual or couples counseling, learn to feel good about it again.

It may be hard work for a while. The rewards are worth it.

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  • Couples

    The Blame Game

    Relationships & Blaming As a counselor who specializes in relationships I’ve been thinking lately about patterns. One of the cycles we sometimes experience in our relationships is BLAME. Blame can rear its head in relationships with partners, children, siblings, and in our role as parents …

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    Alcohol/Drugs:Parent Enabling & Empathy

    As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, I hear a lot about the constant worrying. Parents trying to figure out how to help. They long for a healthy loving relationship with their child. It can be a struggle to show compassion …

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    Risk in Recovery: The Yellow Line

    A Therapist’s Take on Risk in Addiction & Codependence Recovery  I’m about to attend a conference on Addiction & Behavioral Health. As I wait for the train into Center City Philadelphia from my counseling office in Chestnut Hill, I observe and photograph the yellow line. …

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    Depression & Seasonal Affective Disorder in Winter

    Depression can be associated with winter. Those living in northern climates often see a lowering of mood during the winter months. Yes, we all feel it to one degree or another. These months can be brutal. Low light levels can lead to hormonal shifts resulting …

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    A Marriage Therapist’s POV on Chores

    Marriage Musings As a marriage counselor I think a lot about communication. Men and women seem to differ in how they view the essence, yes I said essence, of chores. I realize these are considered to be gender stereotypes, however, from my point of view …

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    Relationship with Alcohol: Make up or Break Up?

    Can we have a relationship with alcohol? Let’s consider how a “relationship” with alcohol matters. How there may be a difference from when alcohol is a minor or more serious problem. In other words when it drifts from a casual relationship to a more serious one …

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    ACA/ACOAs:Top 9 Traits for Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Yes, I said it. I have a top 9 for ACOAs. We’ve all seen some variation of characteristics that are correlated with growing up in a household affected, directly or indirectly, by a parent’s use of alcohol or drugs. Common ACOA traits include: Adult children …

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    Couples Counseling for Men

    Something has changed. Perhaps men are more willing to ask for coaching, counseling, or a consultation or women are more independent or just plain “fed up”. When I started doing Relationship Coaching and Marriage Counseling in suburban Philadelphia, PA., the norm was that wives dragged their …

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    Small Changes in Counseling

    CHOICES Perhaps today you take a walk instead of watching TV or surfing the web.  Maybe you choose to put your partner’s needs above your own and compliment him or her on what they did well. Or you overcome an urge to engage is a …

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    MidLife Crisis: Myth or Reality?

    Mid Life Transitions: Stressful or Transformative? Normal Stages Midlife represents a normal stage of life with some predictable and not so predictable experiences. The term crisis conjures up images of men and women in their 40s and 50s trying to recapture their youth often by …

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Book an Appointment Work with me. Call today (215) 802-6521 or click to book an individual or couples or marriage counseling session or a 10 min. no charge phone consult to learn how I can help you.